In the latest US News and World Report rankings, BC Law moved up four spots to #26. The School has moved up ten spots over the past three years. In the specialty rankings, US News listed BC Law’s tax program 20th and the School’s clinical programs 22nd.
In another recent ranking, National Law Journal’s 2017 list of “Go-To” law schools for large firm hiring, BC Law moved up three spots to #17 overall, and up four spots to #13 for “most alumni promoted to partner.”
“I am very pleased to see the effort and dedication of the entire BC Law community recognized in BC Law’s ongoing rise in the U.S. News and World Report rankings,” said BC Law Dean Vincent Rougeau. “Our approach to these rankings has been—and will continue to be—an emphasis on those things that are at the core of our mission. We are dedicated to providing a rigorous and academically excellent legal education; we are committed to the personal, ethical, and professional formation of our students; and we strive to combine tradition and innovation to create a dynamic learning environment rooted in a strong sense of community, mutual support, and respect.”
The 2018 edition of the US News rankings includes graduate programs in business, law, medicine, nursing, engineering and education. According to US News, schools are rated “based on a variety of factors, including acceptance rates, standardized test scores and grade-point averages of incoming students, and academic experts’ opinions about program excellence.”
For their law school rankings, as well as for medicine, education and engineering, US News “also incorporated feedback from hiring managers who assessed how well those programs prepared students for the working world…each discipline’s ranking methodology varies to take into account program differences.”